CRITERIA: A patient who is suffering from neck or back pain
Educate patient on body mechanics/deleterious activities.
Acute symptom management (Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Heat/Cold modalities, Massage, Myofascial soft tissue work).
Gentle exercise/stretching program.
Advanced exercises for week 2 protocol.
Manage symptoms/pain (As above modalities).
Integrate basic aerobic conditioning.
Independent with stretching program.
Exercises per week 3 protocol integrating dural root stretches to prevent adhesions/scarring.
Mild strengthening without symptom provocation.
Treatment Approach *
Exercises per week 4 protocol.
Aerobic exercises to 15 minutes without symptom provocation.
Exercises per week 5 protocol integrating progressive strengthening.
Advanced week 6 protocol featuring dynamic stabilization/ stretching activities.
Discharge patient ensuring compliance /education /prevention of re-injury or re-occurrence.
*Aspen Rehabilitation offers this information as a general outline and emphasizes that your particular program may vary in time or type of treatment.
Patient education is always a key component
Aspen Rehabilitation Program focuses on providing manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, postural correction exercises and functional training to help alleviate pain and restore function.